b+ is an architecture practice in-the-making. It is a continuation and reorientation of the collaborative practice Brandlhuber+ which is based in Berlin since 2006. The process of reorientation and new formation includes a conceptual as well as economic restructuring reacting to the changing conditions of architectural production.
b+ is, on one hand, looking into new issues and fields of practice trying to understand architecture systemically and beyond the built object. On the other hand, b+ wants to change the conditions of production in which architecture is thought and realized. In concrete terms we are asking: What are the challenges for architecture in a changing society and how can we as architects produce both ecologically and economically sustainable answers to these challenges?
The conceptual and corporate orientation of b+ therefore is our first project. From 2021 on, we will be conducting discussions and projects in an open process with different parties involved: from theory and practice, with local and global interests. In this way, we aim to create a framework in which we can use various architectural formats—buildings, campaigns, exhibitions, texts and films—to define a common goal and a first path for the coming years and projects.
We start anew as a team of independent architects linking the idea of collaboration that drives the practice ever since its beginnings.